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Para Professional III (1:1)

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Summary Information:
Employer: Carson City Schools
Position Type: Admin./Support
Categories: Paraprofessional
School / Org: Fremont Elementary School
Location Carson City, Nevada
FTE: Full-Time
No. of Positions: 1
Salary: $13.82 - $17.72 / Per Hour
Posting Date: 7 December 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Details:
Carson City Schools is seeking applicants for the following position(s):

Para Professional III (1:1)

Position ID#:
4896

SALARY and BENEFITS: Grade 19. Range begins with Step 1 = $13.82 per hour. 7.00 hours per day, 181 days per year with benefits according to the classified negotiated agreement. Employer-paid retirement, health and life insurance, sick leave benefits and personal leave. A new classified employee may receive up to a maximum of five (5) years of previous outside work experience. The prior position must be similar in nature and written verification of employment from the previous employer must be submitted to Human Resources upon employment. Per Administrative Regulation No. 311.1.

NOTE: This position is strictly contingent upon sufficient funding, and student enrollment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Under supervision, to assist teachers in classroom operations; to instruct students with a variety of severe disabilities including learning disabilities, serious emotional disabilities, mildly mentally handicapped, physically handicapped, visually impaired, and hearing impaired; assist teachers in implementing the individual education program for each student; to be an integral part of the classroom academically, socially and emotionally; performs clerical duties; and to perform related work as assigned.

Para Professionals are not guaranteed a specific site. They may be assigned to locations that will best serve the educational needs of the students and the school district. Each position is contingent upon the number of students with these particular needs remaining enrolled in the school district.

Must be able to pass the pre-employment drug screen, physical, and lift test.

This is a replacement position.

General Job Description:

Under supervision, to assist teachers in classroom operations; to instruct students with a variety of severe disabilities including learning disabilities, serious emotional disabilities, mildly mentally handicapped, physically handicapped, visually impaired, and hearing impaired; assist teachers in implementing the individual education program for each student; to be an integral part of the classroom academically, socially and emotionally; performs clerical duties; and to perform related work as assigned.

Experience or training required:

Knowledge of: Child development; practical learning patterns and behaviors; behavior and/or reactions of students with both mental and physical disabilities; personal hygiene and mental health practices; reading and writing in English; number concepts; record keeping techniques; basic first aid.

Ability to: Communicate with students who have limited ability to communicate; learn to teach students who have special learning needs; maintain emotional control in difficult situations; apply knowledge and practices with judgment; recognize hazards to safety; perform basic first aid, as needed; learn to operate various pieces of equipment used in learning; perform routine clerical work; maintain routine records accurately; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices; establish and maintain effective proactive relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Any combination of training, education, and experience, which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of the position: Graduation from high school or the equivalent. A typical qualifying entrance background is completion of formal or informal training in child development learning problems, or a closely related field and experience performing the work of a para professional in a special education program; or experience at or equivalent to experience as a Para Professional II for the Carson City School District wherein the individual has acquired the knowledge and abilities listed above. Must have an Associates Degree or completion of two (2) years of study at an institution of higher education (verified by official transcript) or pass the state-approved academic proficiency test (Para Professional Assessment).

Licenses or Certificates required:
Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent certificate, a valid driverís license issued by the state of residence, and an original Social Security Card. Possession of a current first aid certificate may be required.

The Job Functions:
Positions in this class are established principally to assist teacher in providing close attention to every student in the classroom. Incumbents perform general instructional support duties and play a major role in assisting the teacher in caring for the physical needs of students having severe disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Epilepsy and Cerebral Palsy. Supervision and care of the students are unceasing during the day. Incumbents may eat lunch with the students and carry on a habit-training program in the development of skill in using eating utensils. Some positions in this class may work with students on developing simple manipulative skills. Incumbents may also participate in the transportation of students from one location to another. This class is distinguished from that of Para Professional II by the special learning programs involving students having disabilities.

Essential Job Functions:
Learn the behavior characteristics of each student in the classroom to which assigned; prepare lesson plans for small groups, instruct one-on-one or small groups of students in academic areas (reading, math, language arts); be a part of and implement behavior management programs for individual students or the class as a whole; work with students in mainstream classes i.e.: assignments, exams, etc.; test students academically for Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.) meetings and for re-evaluations; performs routine clerical work; organize and maintain attendance book, individual student information records, responsibility lists, grades, and progress reports; gather material from teacher for students on Homebound instruction or suspension; correct classroom assignments; help prepare room for activities; confer with teacher in planning and counseling relative to problems being experienced by individual students; assist in assessing student achievement and participates in developing the best possible program for each student; assist students in the use of special learning devices; act as a backup for the teacher if he/she is called from his/her group; may be assigned to duty schedule; and performs related work as required.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Strength: Medium Work - Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Incumbent must be in good physical condition and must take a physical examination at the Districtís expense. Incumbent will have the option of the Hepatitis B Virus (H.B.V.) vaccine at the Districtís expense.

When applying for a position, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the appropriate position vacancy announcement.


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